Frequently Asked Questions

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By setting up an account you always have access to your purchased patterns and if there is ever a pattern update the newest version of the pattern will be in your account.

After your payment is processed, you will receive an email with your pdf downloads. Make sure to check any spam or promotions folders. You always have access to all of your purchases through your account on the Chalk and Notch website. To find your orders, log into your account, click on “downloads” on the left side. All of your purchased pattern files will be available.

Chalk and Notch patterns updated size range is from 0-30 with two bust cup options, A/B & C/D. Older patterns are offered in sizes 0-18 in one bust cup, A/B. Patterns will continue to be updated until all women’s patterns are available in our new size range. Check each pattern listing for body measurements and finished garments measurements.

Your sewing bust cup size is likely not the same as your bra bust cup size. Bra cups use your full bust and your underbust measurements to determine the cup size. For sewing cup size, we use the high bust and full bust measurements.

If the difference between your high bust and full bust is between 0” and 2” (5 cm) use the A/B cup. If the difference is between 2” (5 cm) and 4” (10 cm) use the C/D cup. If you have more than a 4” (10 cm) difference, you may need a full bust adjustment. There are details on how to do a full bust adjustment included in the custom fitting section of each tutorial.

Chalk and Notch patterns are designed for a height of around 5’7″ (174 cm). The fit models are all over 5’7″ (174 cm), but all of the Chalk and Notch patterns are tested on a range of heights and our fitting posts can help determine how much and where you may need to adjust.

The best and fastest place to get pattern fitting and support is the Chalk and Notch Facebook group. There are also Fitting & Adjustment posts on the blog, we are working to include all patterns. For any additional support you are always welcome to contact Chalk and Notch patterns via email.

We are working to grow our Sew Along library to provide step-by-step photos along with some video clips on our YouTube channel. You are welcome to join the Chalk and Notch Facebook group to get support while sewing Chalk and Notch patterns. For any additional support, you are always welcome to contact Chalk and Notch patterns via email.

For additional order or pattern support contact Chalk and Notch patterns here.